Monday, March 2, 2009

Cheeky Squirrel

A few days ago, I noticed that one of our bird feeders became mired in the snow the fell of the roof. A little red squirrel thought it was easy pickings for him.
I'm a bit of a squirrel racist. Since he was red, which is pretty rare, I didn't chase him off. Gray squirrels are more plentiful and pesty, and wouldn't have gotten such a warm welcome, including a few peanuts in the shell that we've been tossing out. He's pretty smart too and made himself a tunnel for easy and safe access to his food supply. After three days of 40 degree temperatures, it wasn't quite so convenient, but he wasn't deterred. With more snow falling right now, he'll have several more days of enjoying the all-you-can-eat buffet.

5 comments:

Tammie said...

he's too cute. i lov ehow you're a squirrel racist.

Betty said...

So cute! This is how God provides for his creatures...:)

Aunt Becky said...

I love squirrels. I really, really do. I think I was one in a past life or something.

Kitt said...

Cute! I prefer the red ones, too. But at the cabin, Grand-Dad would shoot them because they were always chewing their way into the house and nesting in the attic. Apparently they can be quite destructive.

efenz said...

The thought of having to go through that just for a meal in the middle of winter makes me have pity on ALL squirrels! The ones here in Florida have it migh-ty easy--and of course they're all gray.....

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